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Historical Events In April - 13

Friday, 03 July 2020

1966  On this day in history soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.  

1967  Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44 on April - 13.  

1970  Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon on this day in history.  

1970  On April - 13 the American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion  

1972  Baseball players' strike ends after 13 days on April - 13.  

1973  On this day in history alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73  

1974  Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1975  On April - 13 jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament  

1975  On this day in history larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60  

1976  On April - 13 $2 bill re-introduced as US currency  

1976  On this day in history federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes  

1977  Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie on April - 13.  

1977  Statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953 on April - 13.  

1978  On April - 13 paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73  

1978  Paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1979  Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours on April - 13.  

1980  Steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters on this day in history.  

1980  Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov on April - 13.  

1981  Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on this day in history.  

1982  Republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941  

1983  On April - 13 undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault  

1984  On this day in history 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth  

1984  Christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on April - 13.  

1984  On this day in history pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career  

1984  Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on April - 13.  

1985  "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics on this day in history.  

1985  Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas on this day in history.  

1986  On April - 13 boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record  

1986  On April - 13 pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue  

1986  Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second on April - 13.  

1986  On this day in history stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies  

1990  On April - 13 luis Trenker, dies at 97  

1992  "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1506  Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546) was born on this day in history.  

1519  Catherine de' Médici, Queen of Spain/daughter of Henry II was born on this day in history.  

1519  On April - 13 birth of de Medicis, queen consort (Henry II of France)  

1545  Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain/daughter of Henri II was born on April - 13.  

1547  Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568) was born on April - 13.  

1570  On April - 13 birth of guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)  

1573  Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1625) was born on this day in history.  

1584  Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0799  On April - 13 paulus Diaconus Warnafridi, Longobardisch writer, dies  

0814  Death of Krum of Bulgaria on April - 13.  

1093  On this day in history death of prince Vsevolod I of Kiev (b. 1030)  

1279  Death of Boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke on this day in history.  

1517  On this day in history death of tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged  

1612  Death of Sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai on April - 13.  

1635  On April - 13 death of fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon (b. 1572)  

1641  On April - 13 death of richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577)  

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